New markets can open doors to a whole new world. But no new market opportunity ever looks the same.
For some that means developing a new product offering that allows you to enter a previously uncharted sector. For others, it could mean dipping a toe in the water of a nearby European market or thinking big and establishing offices in dynamic, distant territories.
Moving into new markets, whether in the UK or overseas, really is the most powerful route to business growth. To succeed, however, requires a precise understanding of market dynamics, consumer behaviour and the competition.
You may naturally feel like it’s a bit of a risk because, as with anything new, you haven’t got the confidence and know-how you need to be completely sure. When in fact, the greater risk could be limiting your growth by simply staying put.
Of course you’ll want to establish your business in the UK, but something we’re keen to stress to any business is to think big − you can grow beyond these borders. There are huge opportunities in emerging markets overseas.
The bottom line is you have to prioritise markets that hold the most potential for you. With experts in all key markets, including close ties with the Department of International Trade (NW), we provide the in-depth local and sector insight you need to unlock avenues for growth in markets worldwide.
How it works
Expert Advice: You’ll be working closely with your own dedicated specialist advisor to ensure your business is on-track for success.
Masterclasses: We run a number of masterclasses throughout the year.
Workshops: Get hands-on by attending one of our workshops built specifically for your business area.
Networking Events: Meeting people is essential to growing your business. Become part of our business community and join us at networking events across Greater Manchester.
SME in Greater Manchester
Eligibility criteria applies to some support and we can help you check. If you’re unsure whether you're eligible, please contact our enquiry team.Contact our enquiry team
Cost to your business
None - it's free to access
We work closely with the Department for International Trade (North West) to ensure exploring new markets abroad is as easy as possible.See our full list of partners
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Take your product to the NHS
Technology is impacting us in new ways every single day; it’s changing everything we do.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in healthcare, where innovation and technology is helping us beyond convenience, it is helping save lives. Entry into the healthcare market is challenging for a number of reasons.
Our programme will provide access to networks, strategic knowledge and market opportunities through one-to-one support and a number of workshops with leading industry experts.